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1st Edition

Pattern Recognition with Neural Networks in C++

ISBN 9780849394621
Published October 17, 1995 by CRC Press
432 Pages

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Book Description

The addition of artificial neural network computing to traditional pattern recognition has given rise to a new, different, and more powerful methodology that is presented in this interesting book. This is a practical guide to the application of artificial neural networks. Geared toward the practitioner, Pattern Recognition with Neural Networks in C++ covers pattern classification and neural network approaches within the same framework. Through the book's presentation of underlying theory and numerous practical examples, readers gain an understanding that will allow them to make judicious design choices rendering neural application predictable and effective. The book provides an intuitive explanation of each method for each network paradigm. This discussion is supported by a rigorous mathematical approach where necessary.  C++ has emerged as a rich and descriptive means by which concepts, models, or algorithms can be precisely described. For many of the neural network models discussed, C++ programs are presented for the actual implementation. Pictorial diagrams and in-depth discussions explain each topic. Necessary derivative steps for the mathematical models are included so that readers can incorporate new ideas into their programs as the field advances with new developments. For each approach, the authors clearly state the known theoretical results, the known tendencies of the approach, and their recommendations for getting the best results from the method.  The material covered in the book is accessible to working engineers with little or no explicit background in neural networks. However, the material is presented in sufficient depth so that those with prior knowledge will find this book beneficial. Pattern Recognition with Neural Networks in C++ is also suitable for courses in neural networks at an advanced undergraduate or graduate level. This book is valuable for academic as well as practical research.

Table of Contents

Pattern Recognition Systems
Motivation for Artificial Neural Network Approach
A Prelude to Pattern Recognition
Statistical Pattern Recognition
Syntactic Pattern Recognition
The Character Recognition Problem
Organization of Topics
Neural Networks: An Overview
Motivation for Overviewing Biological Neural Networks
Biological Neural Networks
Hierarchical Organization of the Brain
Historical Background
Artificial Neural Networks
Dealing with Input from a Scanned Image
Image Compression
Edge Detection
Dealing with Input from a Tablet
Feed Forward Networks with Supervised Learning
Feed-Forward Multilayer Perceptron (FFMLP) Architecture
FFMLP in C++
Training with Back Propagation
A Primitive Example
Training Strategies and Avoiding Local Minima
Variations on Gradient Descent
Overtraining and Generalization
Training Set Size and Network Size
Conjugate Gradient Method
Some Other Types of Neural Networks
Radial Basis Function Networks
Higher Order Neural Networks
Feature Extraction I: Geometric Features and Transformations
Geometric Features (Loops, Intersections and Endpoints)
Feature Maps
A Network Example Using Geometric Features
Feature Extraction Using Transformations
Fourier Descriptors
Gabor Transformations and Wavelets
Feature Extraction II: Principle Component Analysis
Dimensionality Reduction
Principal Components
Karhunen-Loeve (K-L) Transformation
Principal Component Neural Networks
Kohonen Networks and Learning Vector Quantization
K-Means Algorithm
An Introduction to the Kohonen Model
The Role of Lateral Feedback
Kohonen Self-Organizing Feature Map
Learning Vector Quantization
Variations on LVQ
Neural Associative Memories and Hopfield Netwo

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